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Exciting News: Good Morning America Featured WTSHB!


Hey friends! I’ve got some exciting news to share today…Good Morning America featured Where The Smiles Have Been!

Yes, that Good Morning America. A nationwide morning television program on ABC shared pics of my Rowan rocking his yearly back-to-school shirt that I DIYed for him. So crazy, I know!

Exciting News: Good Morning America Featured WTSHB! | Where The Smiles Have Been


Exciting News: Good Morning America Featured WTSHB!

You could have knocked me over with a feather when my husband shared this news with me. He was watching a motorcycle race upstairs in our bonus room while I was putting some laundry in the dryer (very exciting, I know) when he got a text from a buddy of his.

“Hey Chris!” he shouted as he came down stairs. “Bill said he just saw Rowan on Good Morning America and they talked about your back-to-school shirt!”

Say whaaaaat???

So, naturally, the laundry got postponed while I ran and opened my laptop.

Sorry for tooting my own horn a bit here, but this is the biggest news and feature that I’ve had with this little ol’ blog. I’m just a stay-at-home-mom who blogs as a hobby, and this is quite exciting in my typically mundane life.

So thanks for the love, ABC!


Rowan’s Yearly Back-to-School Shirt

Here’s the item that was featured. It’s the yearly back-to-school shirt that I first shared years ago when Rowan was just starting preschool in the two-year-old class…he was so little in that Men’s t-shirt!

We add his handprint to the back then snap his photo in the oversized (for now) shirt right before school starts each summer. It’s been such a fun way to document the start of school for him every year, and it’ll be a great piece to display at his high school graduation party.

Rowan's Back-to-School Shirt with Handprints: Kindergarten Update! | Where The Smiles Have Been #backtoschool #firstdayofschool #photoprop #keepsake #graduation #school


Well, it found its way to the lovely folks over at Good Morning America and was part of a “Back to School Like a Boss” article and segment that aired on national television!

It was also featured by ABC News…so honored!

Here’s the clip:


Just so I wouldn’t get too big of a head about this, the universe decided to put me in my place and threw in a teensy tiny curveball…

…they listed my website’s URL wrong!! o_O

Who the heck is!? I mean, my blog’s watermark is right there in the first photo and they still got it wrong! LOL!

Exciting News: Good Morning America Featured WTSHB! | Where The Smiles Have Been


Just my luck, I tell ya. My first feature on national television and my blog’s name gets jacked up.

Oh well. I still got pretty decent traffic! Google helped me out. ;)


Back-to-School Handprint Shirt Tutorial

Make sure you check out the original tutorial for how I made this yearly back-to-school shirt with handprints for every grade!

I’ve also posted updates of Rowan in his shirt for Preschool Year 3, Pre-K, and Kindergarten!

Yearly Back-to-School Shirt with Handprints for Every Grade! | Where The Smiles Have Been


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I just wanted to share the happy news with you guys and gals! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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